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Mar 06

Journaling Your Way to A Life Review

Many years ago, I had the privilege of working with the now late, Ira Progoff and deeply studied and worked with his Intensive Journal Process. This process has been something I have used in various times of my life especially in times of transition to get clarity on what my life was wishing to become.

Since I have been focused on Midlife and in particular on the Life Review Process, I am finding once again that I am turning to this process for guidance.  Along with other techniques and processes that I have learned over the years, this process has grounded me and helped me to see how EVERYTHING in my life has a place and a purpose.
The purpose of my unfolding product, the Life Review, is to support you in doing just that as well.  It will give you the opportunity to reflect on past experience, to clear what needs to be cleared and even more importantly, to discover the potential that still wants to be born.  It will also help provide profound meaning for both the past and the current events of your life.

In the comments below, I’d love to hear what you’d like to see in a course of this kind. I’d also like to hear how you’d like it delivered – privately online; through private or group coaching or in public seminars either live or through the web.  It’s coming soon.

In the meantime, I’d like to introduce you to :

Ira Progoff
Since the 1950’s, Dr. Progoff devoted his life to the exploration of new ways to encourage creativity and to enhance individual growth. He is a leading authority on C.G. Jung, depth psychology and transpersonal psychology as well as journal writing.

The Intensive Journal Process
The Intensive Journal workbook is the basic instrument in which you write about your life. It is a three ring binder containing tabs, each of which covers a specific area of your life. Examples include personal relationships, career and special interests, body and health, events, dreams, and meaning in life.


The structure of the Intensive Journal workbook is an active instrument. Each exercise is used with specific procedures that seek to evoke the contents of a persons’s life without engaging in conscious thought processes. Drawing forth your life process stimulates additional inner perceptions and movements. Through the relation of the sections to each other, an inner dynamic is built moving in two directions: outward and inward.

Progoff emphasizes the difference between the Intensive Journal method and diary writing:

“Diary writing usually involves the unstructured, chronological recording of the events of a person’s life….the mere fact of continuously writing entries…is not sufficient in itself to bring about deep changes in a person’s life. To achieve a significant transformation in a personality, strong forces of energy must be generated.”

 For further information on how to find materials or a workshop near you, Click here.

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